| Gems in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka has been famous for gemstolnes from the earliest times. It is an important export trade today. Many areas in the Sabaragamuwa Province are well known for gems. Ratnapura is the most important region for gems. Ratnapura means the “City of Gems”. It has gem museums displaying the wide range of gems, availble in the cointry.
The blue Sapphire is the king of Sri Lanka gems. The 400 carat blue sapphire called the “Blue Bell” which adorns the British crown is from Sri Lanka. Rubies, cat’s eyes, alexandrites, apuamarines , tourmalines, spinals, topazes, garnets and amethysts are some of the precious stones found in Sri Lanka.
The cutting of gems is a specialized job. Gems are cut and polished before they are set. Different regions in the country have different ways of making jewellery. Gems are generally worn for their beauty. People also believe that gems have the power to bring luck.
| Nugagahayata Ella for Holiday Visit
Beautiful places are situated in beautiful Villages. As well as beautiful village in rural places. There are so many places in Sri Lanka to visit in your leisure time this is a very good example for you. It is situated in very rural place. But it was very beautiful. This place called Nugagahayata Ella. Village name is Liyanikkandha. We can’t access this place easily. It was rough and difficult. The position of Nugagahayata Ella is very cold place. It has lot of meditional plants. This place called Nugagahayata Ella because it had big nuga tree. But today it is haven’t. It is a beautiful place. We are bound to Protect it.